A loan of $1,300 helped a member to restock groceries for her tuck-shop to maximise profits.


Tatanga Group's story

She is only 23 and yet she possesses good entrepreneurial skills that have helped cushion her family against the harsh economic turbulence prevailing in Zimbabwe. She is happily married to a self-employed husband who sells hardware products. To her, being a good wife means helping your husband domestically as well as economically.

Her name is Sheba, a young woman with a good tuckshop at the local shopping centre, who has won the hearts of many consumers. The shopping centre is a hive of activity where a range of businesses can be seen, and she opens her tuckshop six out of seven days a week.

She opens her tuckshop as early as 5 o’clock in the morning whilst the dew is clearly visible on the leaves. She closes up late into the night at around 9pm, a time when most school children would be in dreamland. She is a keen hard worker determined to expand her business.

She will use her loan to restock groceries for her tuckshop to maximise profits. Her 4 member group is named “Tatanga” literally meaning ‘’we have started’’. They have received financial literacy training on record keeping and business management in addition to their loan.

In this group: Sheba, Clence, Cresencia, Phillipa


This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.



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